The northern Amazonas state is facing a scarcity of oxygen to treat seriously ill COVID-19 patients amid a surge in cases. A new more contagious variant of the virus could already be the most dominant in the region.
Several hundred people have begun a journey of housands of kilometers through Central America to the US. The migrants are hoping for a more humane approach to migration under President-elect Joe Biden.
Trump supporters are angry at what they see as censorship on mainstream social media and defecting to platforms with fewer restrictions. Experts are concerned the trend will polarize US society even further.
A 2-meter-high fence lines the area around the Capitol. National Guard soldiers are patrolling the building and Capitol police roam the surrounding streets. The scene has changed dramatically since last week's riots.
Designed to approximate proportional representation, this century the system has delivered two presidents who lost the US popular vote. Some say it gives a voice to rural voters, others say it disenfranchises millions.
With increased mail-in voting and deep political division, the US election results are taking longer than usual to confirm. DW explains the scenarios that follow Election Day.
The holiday rentals site said it had learned that "armed militias and known hate groups" want to disrupt Joe Biden's presidential election. Bookings are canceled and blocked on the site across Washington D.C.
After four bad years for US green policies, Joe Biden has made the most ambitious promises on climate protection of any American president to date. But can they be achieved?
The woman strangled 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett in the northwest Missouri town of Skidmore in December 2004. She was convicted of kidnapping resulting in death and sentenced to die in October 2004.
Google-owned YouTube temporarily suspended President Donald Trump's account. The online video service said there was a "potential for violence" and that the account suspension would initially last seven days.
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Some descendants of wealthy Cuban exiles who back Trump say former Vice President Joe Biden is the path to socialism.
The former president called out Donald Trump on his handling of the pandemic, white supremacy and lying.
With the US as a major global power, Donald Trump's handling of foreign policy has had repercussions around the world.
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In Israel, some 150,000 people are being vaccinated against COVID-19 each day.
India battles an outbreak of avian flu in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Is there a threat to people? We visit Cambodia's Tonle Sap lake - the world's largest inland fishery - now imperiled by natural and man-made causes. And the Chinese bodybuilder in a class of her own.
Female Chinese bodybuilder Gui Yuna's disability made her the target of bullies as a child.
As one of the world's biggest fisheries, Cambodia's Tonle Sap has sustained generations of fishermen.
India has found itself in the grips of a bird-flu outbreak in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has killed dozens of people on Indonesia's island of Sulawesi.
Can 20,000 soldiers prevent a repeat of the violence Trump supporters unleashed on the US Capitol?
Supporters of President Donald Trump have breached the US Capitol. Here's a look at some of the chaotic scenes.
Venezuela will hold parliamentary elections on Sunday — daily life in the country is marked by hunger and poverty.
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